CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg B 2019; 80(S 03): S329
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677844
Skull Base: Operative Videos
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Cerebellopontine Epidermoid Cyst

Julius Höhne
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
,
Alexander Brawanski
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
,
Karl-Michael Schebesch
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
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Publication History

25 June 2018

11 November 2018

Publication Date:
28 February 2019 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

Epidermoid cysts are benign lesions. The goal of this surgery is complete removal while preserving cranial nerves. Here, we illustrate the case of a 31-year-old male who presented with persistent headache following a short period of impaired consciousness. Imaging revealed a mass at the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) which at surgery proved to be an epidermoid cyst. In this video, we present the key steps of surgery. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was symptom-free at the 3 months of follow-up.

The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/0xwpkKwQoLI.